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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Beechcraft King Air 360 Coming Soon

Aircraft Is Currently In Production

Textron has previewed the next generation of its King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Embraer Announces the Phenom 300MED

Unique Medevac Solution Designed To Be Quickly And Easily Configured

Embraer has announced the Phenom 300MED, which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certifying a new STC utilizing Aerolite equipment. The Phenom 300MED is now available for customer configuration. Designed as an ideal solution for both civil and government applications, the Medevac solution will be installed exclusively by Embraer's Services & Support organization.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Altitude Angel To Power New Sky-Drones 'In-App Experience'

Will Also Be Making Available A More Advanced 'Pro' Subscription

Altitude Angel announced it is integrating its data with UAV avionic solutions provider Sky-Drones, to enhance its drone management platform, Sky-Drones Cloud. By integrating Altitude Angel's data, Sky-Drones have been able to develop a range of products and services, improving its in-app experience. Operators will now be able to subscribe to UTM services, providing situational awareness through the display of NOTAMS, Temporary No Fly Zones, and ground hazards.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Gulfstream Opens Atlanta Customer Support Parts Hub

“Atlanta Is The Optimal Choice For Our Newest Warehouse...”

Gulfstream has just opened a hub dedicated to worldwide aircraft parts distribution in Atlanta. Positioned within two miles of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the warehouse’s location will allow parts to be delivered around the world more quickly and efficiently. “Atlanta is the optimal choice for our newest warehouse,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

VSR700 Prototype Performs First Autonomous Free Flight

Flight Test Program Will Now Evolve To Progressively Open The Flight Envelope

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 UAS has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This is a significant step in the programme following the first flight in November 2019 when the prototype was tethered to comply with regulatory requirements. To enable this free flight, Airbus Helicopters implemented geofencing, a virtual perimeter, which enabled and justified a flight clearance from airworthiness authorities for free flight.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

EHang 216 Obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada

With The Certificate Trial Flights Of EHang 216 AAVs Can Be Conducted In Canada

EHang has confirmed that the EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is reportedly another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for periodic operations of passenger-grade AAVs in North America.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

ARSA Paints Grim Picture of Pandemic’s Impact on Av-Maintenance

Overwhelming Majority of FAA-Certificated Repair Stations Reported Revenue Declines

ARSA, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, is noting that the aviation maintenance industry has been decimated by coronavirus-related economic disruptions, according to a survey they recently undertook. ARSA members reported widespread revenue declines that have in turn led to significant job losses. In the face of continued economic uncertainty, the survey results suggest more layoffs are imminent.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Bolen Corrects L.A. Times’ Inaccurate Characterization of Business Aviation

Credit Where Credit Is Due... NBAA Is One Of The FEW Alphabets Fighting Back

Don't tick off Ed Bolen... NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen has again stood up for aviation against errant general-media BS -- this time correcting the Los Angeles Times’ inaccurate portrayal of business aviation in a letter to the editor published July 29, 2020. "First, business aviation has been hit hard by the pandemic. Consider flight activity at small airports that handle business aviation traffic: At New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport near New York, flights have plummeted a staggering 65% compared to this time last year..."

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Drone Rescues--DJI Reports On Global Drone Rescue Activity

From 2018: Assisted In The Rescue Of At Least 65 People On Five Continents In 2017

At least 65 people have been rescued by drones in the last year, according to a new report from drone maker DJI. The report, "More Lives Saved: A Year Of Drone Rescues Around The World," is available for download. It highlights how improved drone technology, rapid adoption by first responders and smart aviation regulations have combined to increase the pace of drone use in critical public safety missions.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Hiller UH 12D

Turbine Section Of The Engine Had Been Removed And Reinstalled Three Times In The Past Month

On July 17, 2020, at about 0854 Pacific daylight time, a Hiller UH-12D helicopter, N2297W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Mehama, Oregon. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 aerial application flight. There were no witnesses to the accident. The support truck operator reported that the helicopter departed from the truck and flew towards the next field. Shortly after departing the truck operator heard the pilot report over the  radio that he was "going down."

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